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All-new 2018 BMW X4: Lighter, Faster and Roomier

With 200,000 units sold since its launch in 2014, the BMW X4 is screaming for a successor and here it is, the all-new second generation X4. The BMW X3-based mid-size SUV coupe has been completely redesigned for 2018, just four years into the lifecycle of its predecessor. Like the larger …

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Limited Edition Mazda MX-5 RF gets aero, braking and chassis upgrades

Mazda has launched an exclusive Limited Edition MX-5 RF for the Australian market to satisfy one of the world’s most performance orientated car buying demographic. Limited to just 110 examples and designed solely for Australia, the special edition MX-5 RF goes on sale today priced from $55,790 driveaway and brings …

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First ever rear-wheel drive Audi R8 RWS arrives at under $300k

The limited edition Audi R8 RWS (Rear Wheel Series) has been confirmed for an Australian arrival in April at under $300,000, making the rear-wheel drive supercar the most affordable R8 ever. “The Audi R8 RWS is such an exciting car for us because it’s the very first rear-wheel-drive production car …

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Range Rover Sport climbs 999 steps in Heaven’s Gate challenge [video]

A dizzying 99 turns and 999 daunting steps didn’t stop the new Range Rover Sport PHEV from completing a world-first at one of China’s most famous landmarks. The petrol-electric performance SUV has become the first vehicle to climb the stairs to the natural rock arch of Heaven’s Gate. The challenge …

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Lumma hots up Range Rover Velar with wide body kit

You can bet the Range Rover Velar SVR is coming before too long. But for punters who can’t wait, say hello to the Lumma Velar CLR GT. Designed to take on go fast SUVs from the AMG and M department, the Velar CLR GT draws attention with pumped up wheel …

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2018 Ford Ranger Raptor unleashed

The first-ever Ranger Raptor, Ford’s latest off-road, performance pick-up truck, blasted out from behind its camouflage during a reveal event in Thailand today. Designed by Ford Performance team for the enthusiast off-roader, the Ranger Raptor is the second Ford pick up to adopt the Raptor nameplate after the flagship F-150. …

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Volkswagen introduces Multivan Kombi 70 and Amarok Dark Label

Two special editions Volkswagen models are en route to showrooms in Australia. To celebrate 70 years since the conception of the iconic Kombi van, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has contrived a contemporary take on the most feted VW other than the Beetle. On sale from March, the Multivan ‘Kombi 70’ is based on the …

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2018 Audi SQ5 Review

What’s the best performance SUV under a hundred grand? The answer to this used to be pretty simple. Audi SQ5, of course. For more than half a decade, Audi’s mid-size performance family hauler has been the perennial choice for those looking to quell their domesticated status often linked to driving an …

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Peugeot 5008 7-seater SUV promises benchmark space and versatility

Peugeot has launched its all-new 5008 in Australia and while the name has not changed, everything else has. Designed from the ground up to satisfy the insatiable global appetite for Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs), the all-new 5008 has morphed from a regular MPV to a much more appealing seven-seat SUV. …

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Holden Colorado as new Divisional Vans for Victorian Police

Holden has announced that they are partnering with Victoria Police to supply 290 new divisional vans, which will be gradually deployed as part of a fleet update over the next two years. Replacing the aging Holden Commodore Ute, the 250 purpose-built two-door divisional vans are based on the Colorado 4×2 …

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522kW Mercedes-AMG C 63 by Väth good enough for 340km/h

With 375 kW and 700 Nm from its 4.0-litre twin turbo V8, the Mercedes-AMG C 63 coupe is no slouch, but that doesn’t stop German tuner Väth from spicing it up further. First up is a larger turbocharger for the bent eight, followed by a new oil cooler for the engine …

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Hyundai drops first rendering of upcoming 2019 Santa Fe

Following last week’s teaser image, Hyundai has today unveiled its first rendering of the upcoming all-new Santa Fe, showcasing a luxurious and striking design that is a great departure from the outgoing model. Hyundai says its new SUV design identity is one that is based on a robust, stylish and …

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Lexus LC Convertible confirmed, hardcore LC F nearing approval

Lexus has apparently greenlit a convertible version of the LC, according to a report from Auto Express, citing an unnamed inside source. The report also claims that a full blown, high performance F version is also nearing approval. One year on since its introduction, the LC grand coupe is Lexus’ …

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Next-gen Mercedes-Benz A-Class teased ahead of February 2 debut

Mercedes-Benz will premiere the all-new A-Class compact hatch at a special launch event in Amsterdam on 2 February 2018. The announcement is accompanied by a single shadowy teaser image of the new A-Class, which the German car maker says will “completely redefine modern luxury in the compact class, and revolutionise …

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